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The role of instant messaging in communities of practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 10, 2005
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James Dellow made an excellent post today pointing us to some articles in The Australian which explore the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of instant messaging (IM). …

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Components of a community of practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 8, 2005
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This article in Harvard Business Review Working Knowledge is both helpful and confusing. It’s helpful because it reminds community practitioners of the need to stay …

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“Lessons learned” creates the wrong mindset

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 4, 2005
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I have been thinking about the term ‘lessons learned’ today. In a way it’s an oxymoron. The word ‘lessons’ suggests something that is known which can …

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Etienne Wenger’s slides from his recent visit to Melbourne and Canberra

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 2, 2005
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In July we hosted Etienne at a range of events in Canberra and Melbourne. Many of you have been asking for a copy of Etienne’s …

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The CoP support team

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 30, 2005
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Every strategic community of practice has a support team. This small group of people makes life easier for members. Etienne Wenger calls it “enhancing member …

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CoP Tips: enticing a busy expert to be a community topic leader

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 24, 2005
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Distributed or large communities of practice require subdivision—one cannot feel a sense of community, for example, with another 1000 colleagues. One way is to nurture …

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CoP Tips: Create Conversation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 23, 2005
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It seems to me that there are not enough tips being shared about how to get a community of practice up and running and how …

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If you missed Etienne Wenger during his Australia visit

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 21, 2005
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The last two weeks have been a blast. We hosted Etienne in Canberra and Melbourne and spent some more time together at KM Australia. A …

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Thomas Friedman’s talk on how the world is flat

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 9, 2005
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In Thomas Friedman’s talk to MIT (http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/) about his new book, The World is Flat, he argues that there have been three phases of globalisation. …

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Combining a conference call, IM and a wiki

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 28, 2005
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John Smith introduced me to the idea of making notes using an instant messenger while on a conference call. Here Clay Shirky takes it one …

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